OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa eighth grade volleyball teams competed Oct. 3 against Washington and last Tuesday against Washington.
The Ottumwa A picked up a hard-fought win over Washington in three games. After it won its first game over Washington 21-11, the Bulldogs suffered a closely-contested 21-19 defeat to the Demons. But the Bulldogs bounced back to pick up a convincing 15-5 win over Washington in game three.
The Ottumwa B team cruised to a 21-11 win over Washington in game one, but the Bulldogs had to really battle to knock off the demons 23-21 in game two. The C team slipped by Washington 21-18 in game one and picked up a hard-fought 27-25 win in the second game. The Ottumwa D team trounced Washington 21-8 in game one, and squeaked by the Demons 21-19 in game two.
After losing its first game 21-18, the Ottumwa A team rallied to beat Burlington in its next two games (21-9, 21-13). The B team lost its first game to the Grayhounds 21-15, but the Bulldogs bounced back to win their second game 21-18. The Ottumwa C team, however, crushed Burlington 21-5 in game one, and grinded out a 21-16 victory in game two.
Ottumwa plays Monday at Fairfield and Tuesday at Washington.